The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
— Michelangelo

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.
Michelangelo Buonarroti aim quote

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
— Rabindranath Tagore

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
— Aristotle

Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim.
— Proverbs